November 18, 2021
IMG Guides Kim Sieradzki and Romulo Cardenas called earlier today to check in and let us know that although it was a beautiful day to climb, the mountain called Chimborazo (20,549′) had other things to say. The team woke up to a great early morning and set out to see if the conditions on the mountain would allow them access to the upper mountain. After arriving at high camp on Chimborazo, it was quite clear that with the new snow from the past couple days, it was not in the cards. The snow, combined with winds made conditions just perfect for avalanche concerns. The team was string but the right decision was made to retreat. As you can see by the pictures, it is not all about reaching the summit, the views were well worth the climb up high and the team is now celebrating their successes of the trip back in Quito.
All is well in Ecuador!